Wedding Trends for 2013
The following colours will be a hit in 2013 - Mint, emerald, Orange, Peach, vintage cream, Deep purple, Aqua
Wedding themes & Ideas
Vintage Glamour is hot in 2013!
Brides are bringing back just about everything from the 20's!
Op Shops and antique stores are the shops of choice for the
2013 bride. Seating displays, table settings and decorations are all
taking on an aged feel. One tip to achieve this effect is by putting old
wedding photos from both of your families on the tables.
Other popular wedding themes for 2012 are "beach", "garden",
"winter wonderland" (Except here in Darwin J)! "woodland/rustic",
and "Tiffany Blue" (aqua) and "sparkling diamonds." Also rainbow
weddings are popular with some.
Destination and ethnic-influenced celebrations.
Shorter trains and veils (especially the bird cage veil) are popular
as are pretty boleros, and shawls. Light weight fabrics, including
organza, lace, tulle and chiffon, make perfect wraps for the Spring
or Summer bride and reduce sun exposure on bare arms and shoulders.
Pearls, diamonds, rhinestones, and crystals remain the top jewellery
choice for necklaces and earrings.
Crystal brooches are also a popular accent for wearing on the dress,
in the hair, brides maids hand bag or on the bouquet handle.
Dessert Tables - Gone are the days of only having just a Wedding Cake!
Today, couples are offering up their favorite desserts at their receptions.
From cupcakes to cookies, and an assortment of their favourite lollies
in the form of a buffet! Lolly buffets are fun and itís also ideal for the
guest to take home as favors as well!
Unique fillers include glass marbles, glass sea shells, acrylic ice,
water absorbing crystals, beads are all beautiful additions to the
table decor. Faux rose petals, diamond confetti and shells and
mini star fish remain the most popular confetti.
Flowering vines or individually cut flowers are placed directly
onto table linens. Reception chairs are
decorated with tulle, fabric overlays with bows or sashes, floral swags
and/or ribbons. Other popular decorations include: Chinese lanterns,
tissue pom poms and Parasols, hanging glass jars filled with flowers or lights, and fairy lights especially for outdoor weddings.
Although completely optional, couples now opt for more unusual, useful,
and personalised favour to
thank their guests for coming. In many cases, the favours do double-duty
as place-card holders, table
decorations, and even centrepiece arrangements.
Favours can be ready made items, although Brides are becoming more crafty and opting to make their own favours or at least decorate them to match the wedding theme.
Monograms - Personalising wedding invitations is very popular right
now, this is being carried through on all matching items right down
to the tags on the bonboniere.
Monograms fit in well with the vintage theme.
Personalised postage stamps - Why not put the "icing on the cake"
with a stamp that has a picture of the Bride and Groom to be on it!
Metallic papers - They will always be a fundamental part of invitations
design in one aspect or another, they add that touch of elegance and class to any design. Available in almost any colour you can imagine, there is
something for everyone and every theme.
Folded pocket invitations - Continue to be a huge success!
Combining all of your informative pieces in one neat little package,
you can't go wrong!
Available in a range of sizes and designs they will suit any theme nicely.
Eco friendly - This is becoming a popular trend with more and
more brides opting for an Eco friendly option with their papers
and cards. Recycled paper is now available in an array of colours
which is great as it can now be used for almost any theme. It is
also nice knowing that you are doing a little something to help the
Diamantes and crystals will continue to be a favourite amongst
brides this year as they can add that touch of class to even the simplest invitation. Buckles will still be popular eith some Brides to be and of
course, you can never go past a pretty ribbon to tie it all together.
Lace ribbons and doilies are becoming a popular addition to many
invitations as they add to the vintage effect.